Honorary Research Associate, Swansea University

Dr Dan Jones is the Managing Director of Advanced Invasives and an Honorary Research Associate at Swansea University’s Department of Biosciences. He specialises in the detection, mapping and sustainable control of invasive non-native plant species. With over 10 years professional experience in the ecological sector, he is known for his highly pragmatic, commercial application of novel invasive species research.


  • 2016–present
    Managing Director, Advanced Invasives
  • 2016–present
    Honorary Research Associate , Swansea University


  • 2015 
    Swansea University, PhD Biological Sciences
  • 2009 
    University of Glamorgan, MSc Environmental Conservation Management
  • 2006 
    Open University, BSc (Hons) Biology & Ecology
  • 2003 
    University of Wales Bangor, BSc (Hons) Marine Biology


  • 2011
    Object-Based Image Analysis for Detection of Japanese Knotweed s.l. taxa (Polygonaceae) in Wales (UK), Remote Sensing 3:319-342

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)
  • European Weed Research Society (EWRS)
  • British Ecological Society (BES)
  • Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland (BSBI)